Workshop Day: Wednesday, September 9

Design Thinking University

9:00 am - 4:30 pm 101: Brand New to Design Thinking A full day, immersive experience living the Design Thinking mindset.
A full day, immersive experience living the Design Thinking mindset.
Dawn Riordan - Marketing Director , IDEO U
Suzanne Howard - Founder, Dean, IDEO U
This introduction to Design Thinking provides a crash course on the design thinking mindset, from the fundamentals of human-centered design to the design thinking mindset in practice. Beyond just the step-by-step methodology, take this opportunity to live human-centered design with the opportunity to address real case challenges and conduct primary research through interaction with Austin’s lively downtown scene. At the conclusion of Design Thinking University, you’ll feel confident in your ability to action design thinking principles throughout your organization. Walk away with an actionable toolkit to improve design methodologies both at the project and functional levels.
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Dawn Riordan

Marketing Director
IDEO U

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Suzanne Howard

Founder, Dean
IDEO U

Should I attend? This session is ideal for those who are new to design thinking methods, need a deeper understanding of the design thinking process or who require a refresher on how to effectively facilitate the design thinking process.

Facilitation Boot Camp

9:00 am - 4:30 pm 101: New to Implementing A full day, immersive experience living the Design Thinking mindset.
A full day, immersive experience living the Design Thinking mindset.
Bryan Taylor - Founder and Creative Director, Drawn
Philip Knapp - Director of Product Design, Blackboard
Ruth Frank - VP, Client & User Experience, Pitney Bowes
This introduction to Design Thinking provides a crash course on the design thinking mindset, from the fundamentals of human-centered design to the design thinking mindset in practice. Beyond just the step-by-step methodology, take this opportunity to live human-centered design with the opportunity to address real case You’ve started this journey—but are you effective at executing? This boot camp will deep dive into skills necessary to deliver effective workshops and sprints as a facilitator.


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Bryan Taylor

Founder and Creative Director
Drawn

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Philip Knapp

Director of Product Design
Blackboard

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Ruth Frank

VP, Client & User Experience
Pitney Bowes

Should I Attend? This session is ideal for leaders looking to build their facilitation skills and for those who will begin facilitating workshops at scale. You will learn best practices around the soft skills necessary to drive your purpose home. 

Design Thinking in Real Life

9:00 am - 4:30 pm 201: Intermediate Design Thinkers A full day, immersive experience living the Design Thinking mindset.
A full day, immersive experience living the Design Thinking mindset.
Shawn Nason - CEO & Chief Ecosystem Disruptor, MOFI
Andrew Webster - VP of Transformation, ExperiencePoint
Elayna Spratley - Design Thinking Coach, Duo Security
Megan Wimmer - Senior Design Thinking Leader, GE Healthcare
This introduction to Design Thinking provides a crash course on the design thinking mindset, from the fundamentals of human-centered design to the design thinking mindset in practice. Beyond just the step-by-step methodology, take this opportunity to live human-centered design with the opportunity to address real case You’ve started this journey—but are you effective at executing? This boot camp will deep dive into skills necessary to deliver effective workshops and sprints as a facilitator.


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Shawn Nason

CEO & Chief Ecosystem Disruptor
MOFI

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Andrew Webster

VP of Transformation
ExperiencePoint

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Elayna Spratley

Design Thinking Coach
Duo Security

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Megan Wimmer

Senior Design Thinking Leader
GE Healthcare

Should I Attend? This session is ideal for leaders looking to build their facilitation skills and for those who will begin facilitating workshops at scale. You will learn best practices around the soft skills necessary to drive your purpose home. 

This introduction to Design Thinking provides a crash course on the design thinking mindset, from the fundamentals of human-centered design to the design thinking mindset in practice. Beyond just the step-by-step methodology, take this opportunity to live human-centered design with the opportunity to address real case You’ve started this journey—but are you effective at executing? This boot camp will deep dive into skills necessary to deliver effective workshops and sprints as a facilitator.


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Simon Lin

Chief Research Information Officer
Nationwide Children's Hospital

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Ben Little

VP, Head of Venture Strategy
Siemens Healthineers

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Jarrod Joplin

SVP, Experience Design
Bank of America

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Vijay Chakravarthy

Senior Service Designer
Philips

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Sean McDowell

Former VP of Design, Innovation, & Sustainability, Converse
Nike, Inc.

Should I Attend? This session is ideal for leaders looking to build their facilitation skills and for those who will begin facilitating workshops at scale. You will learn best practices around the soft skills necessary to drive your purpose home. 

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Design & Innovation Awards & Reception